The Christmas period is a truly magical time of the year. Christmas decorations adorn our houses and shopping centres and the jubilance of the festive season gathers momentum.
We drag out the Christmas tree, the box of decorations and Christmas tree lights that have been stored in roof spaces, sheds, garages and the like. We open the boxes and whoa…. pests scatter in all directions! If this is a familiar story, GC Pest Control has some tips to prevent you from having pests end up in the presents! So let’s take a look!
Storage For Decorations & Presents
Boxes are a perfect abode for pests like cockroaches, spiders, and rodents. Cardboard poses no entry problems for certain pests unless it is sealed with packing tape. Rodents, on the other hand, will chew a hole in a cardboard box to get in. Boxes with a sealed lid are available in a variety of sizes and are the best option for storing Christmas trees, decorations, and lights to keep away unwanted pests.
If you notice that your Christmas tree or decorations show signs of rodent activity, such as urine trails or droppings, or signs of chewing, we suggest you throw them out. A number of diseases can be transmitted by rats that are harmful to humans, and they are not worth the risk.
You should also check the wiring in any Christmas lights, as rodents are well known for chewing on the outer plastic coating of the wiring, resulting in electrocution and increased fire risk.
Christmas Time Pest Prevention
By using plastic storage containers and spraying the area they will be stored in liberally with DIY insect spray, you will be able to prevent the return of unwanted pests. In the supermarket, you can find a variety of insect sprays that you can use to spray the roof space, the shed, and the garage. This will prevent pests like cockroaches, spiders, and silverfish from living in and laying eggs in your storage space.
GC Pest Control can provide a general pest control service to any Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast or Ipswich home. Our service is backed by a warranty and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Additionally, we can set baits and traps for rodents as part of our rodent control treatments targeting their favourite habitats such as roof spaces and garages.
Whether the next Christmas is in July or in December, we will see you happily unpacking the trappings in time for the holiday season without a stampede of unwanted pests. Don’t forget to book an annual pest control treatment so your Christmas celebrations are pest-free!
Keeping Pest-Free This Christmas
Try our above DIY methods to prevent any unwanted guests at this festive time of year.
If you find yourself with a pest problem, don’t panic. You can contact GC Pest Control who will provide reliable and effective pest control services to protect your home from unwanted pests during the festive season. For more information on what our team of experts can do for you, speak to us today!